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Polymers 2016, 8(8), 315; doi:10.3390/polym8080315

Hedgehog Buckyball: A High-Symmetry Complete Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS)

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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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State Key Laboratory of Urban Water Resource and Environment, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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Material Science and Engineering College, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
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Academic Editor: Ping Xu
Received: 19 July 2016 / Revised: 9 August 2016 / Accepted: 16 August 2016 / Published: 22 August 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Conjugated Polymers 2016)
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In this study, we report UV-MALDI-TOF MS evidence of a fullerene-like silsesquioxane, a high-symmetry polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS or SSO) formulated as R60-Si60O90 or T60 (T = RSiO1.5). The T60 preparation can be performed using a normal hydrolytic condensation of [(3-methacryloxy)propyl]trimethoxysilane (MPMS) as an example. Theoretically, four 3sp3 hybrid orbitals (each containing an unpaired electron) of a Si atom are generated before the bond formation. Then it bonds to another four atom electrons using the four generated hybrid orbitals which produced a stable configuration. This fullerene-like silsesquioxane should exhibit much more functionality, activity and selectivity and is easier to assemble than the double bonds in a fullerene. View Full-Text
Keywords: polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS); high-symmetry; fullerene-like silsesquioxane; synthesis and characterization polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS); high-symmetry; fullerene-like silsesquioxane; synthesis and characterization
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Hu, Y.; Wang, Y.; You, H.; Wang, D. Hedgehog Buckyball: A High-Symmetry Complete Polyhedral Oligomeric Silsesquioxane (POSS). Polymers 2016, 8, 315.

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